We would like to remind all our members and guests while out on the course to always take a moment to take in the beautiful surroundings we find ourselves in. Clovelly is truly a place to escape from the hustle and  bustle of everyday life. The photo below reminds us of the wonders we are surrounded by, and all credit must be given to Iglin Grobbelaar, our Proshop Manager, for being brave enough to capture this magnificent moment.

News from around the Club….

As always there are some interesting bits and pieces from around the club that make it all a special place to be. This past Sunday was the Monthly Mixed Competition where Vic and Myrle Christian along with George and Helen Bowes were the winners. As we head into the quieter periods at our club we urge all our members to support great club events such as the Mixed, it really does add something special and is well run by our Ladies Committee.

There was also a special moment on Saturday which saw the entire Warrington family out on the course together. Can you believe that this family has been playing golf together for over 50 years. It is really special to see such passion for the game!

Also remember that behind every cloud there may be a silver lining! This was displayed by Ron Dunn last week. He had approached the hazard on the 15th disappointed in losing his ball, however in the process of looking for it he managed to pick up a few others in its place.

Mother’s Day Specials

Mother’s Day is around the corner and we would love to help you spoil your Mom on this special day. We have a few things up our sleeve to help you which include a Proshop Putting Contest on the Practice Green (R10 entrance fee with great spot prizes) as well as 50% off selected Ladies Items; Carl’s fantastic Sunday Lunch with 3 courses suped up for the Moms at R175 per head, contact Carl on 021 782 2920 to book your spot; and if you are feeling up to it why not treat her to a free 9-holes with her family after 15h30, where all ladies will play for free!

Harry Solomon and Masters League Update

With our Mid-Am season now finished we turn our attention to the conclusion of the Masters League, as well as the start of the Harry Solomon League. Both teams were out on the course this past weekend with our Masters side facing an undefeated KDM side and requiring a win to stand a chance of qualifying for the semi-finals. At home Wizz Good and Richard Goveia played a tough match, while Jon Bernard and James Wight found their groove and recorded a positive result. The away team put up a valiant effort against a strong team, but were unable torecord a win meaning we lost the amtch 3 and 1.

The Harry Solomon team drew Somerset West GC in their opening fixture, with the away team being lucky enough to play the newly renovated course at Somerset West GC. It was a tough opening fixture and the Somerset West side was determined to make their first fixture back in the league a good one. At home  our players managed to make use of all their local knowledge and secured all the points available. With Ian McPherson and Rob Pilkington, along with Jimmy Smith and Bobby Perel record 5&4 wins. The away team fought hard and secured 1 1/2 points, with Dave van Eyk and David Eisenstein recording a win and our Chairman Stephen Thomas and Duncan Johansen managing a half. It was a good start to the season and we wish them all the best in pursuit of a quarter final spot.

Sanlam Cancer Challenge Qualifiers and Windhoek Lager Pairs Regional update

Last week Clovelly hosted the Sanlam Cancer Challenge for both the Ladies’ and Men’s Sections. This is an annual qualifying event held at Clovelly and is played as an Individual Stableford. The winners of each division qualify to participate in the Regional Finals (which we are proud to announce will be held at Clovelly this year), and from there they can qualify top lay in the National Final which is played at Sun City. The winners in the Ladies’ Section were Joan Mauchline (A-Div); Lavinia Rend (B-Div); and Lynne Berrisford (C-Div). In the Men’s Section Steven Dunn had 40 points (A-Div); Jimmy Smith had 45 points (B-Div); and Vic Christian had 37 points (C-Div). Well done to our winners and we wish them the best of luck!

On that note we would also like to congratulate Ron and Steven Dunn, and Grant Blake and Malcolm Shaw for their fantastic effort at the Windhoek Lager Pairs Regional Final on Sunday finishing 3rd and 18th respectively. Playing off 75% of their handicaps Ron and Steven managed to accumulate 42 stableford points after 18 holes. This saw them tied with two other teams, resulting in a playoff for 2nd place and the final spot for the International Final in Namibia. Unfortunately they did not win the play off by did us all proud with a great effort. Well done gentleman!

Ladies Inter-Club in Langebaan

Our awesome Ladies headed off to Langebaan GC to take part in the WPGU Inter-Club Challenge. This saw 10 of our Ladies tee off over 3 days. Over the three days the format was , with the team collecting the most points overall being crowned champions. A number of our Ladies  recorded some great results over the three days, but it was just not enough to claim top spot overall. There was also a fun prize for the best dressed which was won by our very own Lynn Berrisford and Margaret Gravenor, pictured below dressed as “water”.

Above and below are a few pictures of the team showing just what a great time they had. We hope that all the Ladies had a fantastic time and would like to say thank you for representing Clovelly with such energy.

Juniors at Clovelly

It is always great to see the younger generation learning the great game of golf, and developing the passion for the game. At Clovelly we believe Juniors have a crucial part to play in the sustainability of the beautiful game and would like to encourage all Junior out there to join us for a casual round of golf, a lesson on the range with MichellGolf or in the upcoming Clovelly Junior Winter Series if they are already taking the game more seriously.

Below is a link to our Facebook page where you can watch one of our newest junior members showing us to play the stroke three, seventh hole with ease. It is truly great to see such enthusiasm.

Rule of the Week

Question 1: A player’s ball comes to rest on the practice putting green;

a) Is a practice putting green the same as a wrong putting green in the Rules of Golf?
b) May a ball be played from a practice putting green?
c) May a player stand on a practice putting green to play a ball that lies just off that practice putting green?
d) May a player clean their ball when taking relief from a wrong putting green?

Answers:
a) Yes. Definition of Wrong Putting Green.
b) No. The player must take relief, without penalty. Rule 25-3b.
c) Yes. Rule 25-3a.
d) Yes. Rule 21.

Question 2: In the same photo above, if point X is the nearest point of relief for a right-handed player;
a) May the player remove the easily removable sign if it is in his area of intended swing?
b) May the player remove the easily removable sign if it is in his line of play?

Answers:
a) Yes.
b) Yes.

The sign is an obstruction An obstruction on the course may always be moved providing it will not take unreasonable effort, unduly delay play or cause damage, whether or not it interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, Rule 24-1.

Results

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Member Offers

The name drawn for the LM&A draw on 27 April was Chris Turner.
Unfortunately, Chris was not present!

The name drawn for the LM&A draw on 4 May was Geordi McIntosh.
Unfortunately, Geordi was not present!

The next draw will be for R4 600.

The name drawn for the Evergreen draw on 27 April was Liam Power.
Unfortunately, Liam was not present!

The name drawn for the Evergreen draw on 4 May was Andrew Milne.
Unfortunately, Andrew was not present!

This draw remains at R 5 000.